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. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and inleashes a wrecking ball of cuts on january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner that if this time, he and th
, in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, diane. we've heard some very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we've heard the disting woosh of outgoing rockets at hamas returns fire. tonight, it sees this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared. residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilian, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this?" his father cried. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, with a strong smell of diesel fuel, several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street tell us they hope hamas and the other groups keep firing roc
. the u.s. economy created 171,0 the last month, but creeped up toate 7.9%. say that this is not the race inake up way. what has happened in the last is already bic into perception. >> mitt romney is in ohio, the president the northeastern corner. latest tracking poll showed that the race is tight, but a slew of data ground state polls edge to the president. >> mitt romney has about 48 adjust that. >> ohioan not be able to escape the political spotlight. president obama will be here day until the election day. >> of course, abc 7 is your for the most up-to-date information. with oure speaking partners at politico about what jobs report mean for president obama and mitt romney. >> the presidential race is just several big items on ballot in maryland. the final day for early in maryland. we are at a polling site in landover. last day of early voting in maryland. see the peopllined up .ehind you you can see this very long at this learning center. this is what people are having endure on this last day of voting. of these people got here this center opened at 8:00 in the morning. far, 1000 peo
would test him. he was going to test me. it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly. that was the foundation of our relationship. >> reporter: broadwell got to know petraeus' wife holly, both in the front row just seats away from each other during his cia confirmation hearing. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day.
>>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. and thanks for joining us, everybody. >> live and in hd this is "good morning, washington." >> more problems for storms until the northeast. 60,000 customers who lost power. some are in the dark again. it is november 8, thursday, i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui jeras. >> we really got off easy on this system. if you take a look at the radar you can see the center and the core of this storm impact in new england. it is winding down for new jersey and us as well. we will see clearing skies today. a chilly start. not terrible. high pressure will be moving in today. these guys will be clearing out. it still will be breezy and " what is in the lower to middle 50's today. it is time for traffic. >> not too much roadwork. 270 lanes open through silver spring. taking a look off in the distance heading across the bay bridge. mid-60's's at the bay bridge. we have an interstate on -- an incident on interstate 95. a box truck is rolled ove
. this happened near the intersection of station road and brandy wine road. police tell us the officer was en route to a call and went into the intersection and that's where he was hit. it appears that their injuries are nonlife threatening. now to a developing story. on line for you, wjla.com. police in the district arrest two teenagers after a taxi cab is found in a burning car. what are we hearing? >> this evening detectives confirmed a 17-year-old and a female from maryland were arrested and charged with felony murder. the taxi driver was shot and killed friday night. police later determined the man was shot in the head. seconds later he drove his vehicle into a fence. the car later caught fire. detectives spoke about the case a short time ago. >> we initially received some tips, and that led us to them through witness information. at this time we do believe the motive was an attempted robbery. >> police have charged 17 -year-old and the unidentified female with felony murder. the victim has not been released pending notification. >> also new tonight
. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. this is my house. i used to be over there. >> reporter: jux posed against scenes like this that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pal lets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truery did not sit well in this city were hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's children out there who are without blankets, without anything. and then these generators are running. >> reporter: the decision to cancel the marathon came just hours after the mayor publicly defended the idea. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover. >> reporter: tonight, on our local station, wabc, the head of the marathon said it was the toughest decision she'd ever made. >> it was time to jus
of people impacted by hurricane sandy. pepco is telling us it has restored power to the last of its impacted customers, last night. dominion still has the 1600 without power. that 20 by to get the end of today. passed 5600 customers in the dark in southern maryland. that fixed byave tomorrow night. years of flooding beginning to subside all across the area. adam caskey has more on that in your forecast. the fear of flooding should be subsiding. are quickly levels subsiding. flooded by israel for the entire region. advisory. it's for the district of columbia, around georgetown, a coastal flood advisory until midnight. tide at 10:37 this evening. water levels will be 1.5 feet normal outside, nothing unusual and for a big rainfall event in the area. that's the only flood advisory have to speak of at the . live super doppler 7 radar , areas of green, especially fairfax county from burke springfield and across potomac, prince george's , south of bowie, just a sprinkles. also, frederick county, east of highway 15 and around winchester as well. r screen.s on the rada midday sprinkles. they will be
correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk a
-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absoluty devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should help
to two years. sentencing is set for november 13. the u.s. attorney says he did not seek a harsher sentence because brown inc. and resigned from his council job and also had no prior criminal history. on the same day that he was sentenced to will also be sentenced in d.c. superior court for a misdemeanor in terms of handling of campaign funds. >> the man accused of throwing pipe bombs at the homes of two members of the stafford county sheriff's department have been caught in montana. lawrence to work made it to montana after throwing an explosives at three different homes in virginia on tuesday morning. he is said to have been caught while driving with stolen license plates. he reportedly tossed firebombs at the police who were chasing him. he was arrested and no one was hurt. a news conference is taking place tonight and we will update you on abc 7 news at 11 >> 5 days until the election. after a few days off the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field off
. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. presprent obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the wizards hosted the celtics tonight to open the at the verizon center. not pretty at first, but rallied from a double-digit oficit to come within reach an eastern heavyweight. the wizards trailed by as many as 18, but they rallied. foul line jumper late in the fourth. the wizards with the 86-84 lead, lead of the game. 4.5 seconds to go, 87-86 boston, webster tries the phage dumpster. good.no the celtics win, 89-86. d.c. united was themselves tonight. there were temper tantrums and a fluke goal. they let it play off jitters and lapses of judgment get them down tonight. minute, scoreless, in front, looks like a new york but,der knocked it in, go with bailey, the closest player. 71st minute, yellow flag. what went through head. ball at the r
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling joe biden brought the drama ♪ >> reporter: the president's pitch, that he is the same idealist he ran as fou
. >> let's go to rebecca cooper who will take us inside the romney campaign fight for va. >> mitt romney had one focus. it was a virginia. the candidate canceled events planned in virginia for last weekend to allow law enforcement to prepare for hurricane sandeep. the campaign was quick to rescheduled and he was back here with three big rallies. this is a state he wants to win on tuesday. with the battleship behind him mitt romney unveiled his new running mate. in the final weeks of the campaign, the commonwealth had been a frequent stops for the campaign. >> a great virginia welcome. >> thank you, virginia. >> great to be here. >> the campaign knew this would be a key battleground. from the beginning, the strategy has been to come early come often san high-profile surrogates, set up a strong ground game, and most of all sticks to the message. barack obama had his chance. it is time for mitt romney to fix the economy. that has been the message in manassas. >> these are critical times in this country and so you have a choice. america is going to have a choice. he city cannot fix washingto
and jobs and jobs. >> how do we know the money will be used for school? >> maryland generated $39 million in revenue alone, and some believe $500 million has been generated for education alone. >> i have not seen education improved since the lottery. >> it has passed statewide and also in the prince george's county. it passed with 59% of of the vote. live at national harbor, john gonzales. >> mellon also voted allowed illegal immigrants to -- maryland also voted to allow eagle -- illegal to pay and state tuition. >> police are investigating a ninth case of a cropping attack. ed happened on thursday afternoon just minutes after an number-one -- another 1 in springfield. so far, no suspect has been named. >> coming up congress up against another deadline that could cost thousands of hong numbers -- homeowners. >> this cat and kept getting the last laugh despite a resounding boss. >> two men said from a burning building. >> give an eye out for some snowflakes today. 42 degrees >> and recovering after firefighters pulled him out from a burning building. the fire broke out at a home -- they me
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. was broad daylight. a lot of people around. the victims spoke with us about the ordeal. she is afraid to walk a loan own neighborhood. to where it happened the, the 23-year-old man approached behind and groped her iran four-o'clock thursday. i ran. i went to my house. >> all near a busy bus stop in broad daylight. clucks nobody turned to help us. >> police believe a man is for eight attacks in this neighborhood. >> disgusting. scary. to me at would probably punched him until the face. >> a broad daylight. is horrle. " the saults, during the daytime. 9:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.. with the way things are growing. attract that kind of element. f this victim says she careful from now on. -- >> this victim says she will careful from now on. the woman was yelling for help. there were people walking around her. police are urging women to be careful. if you have any information, you asked to call the fairfax police said. >> police from montgomery county the searchclue in won a woman. has >> the woman was attacked near bethesda. >> montgomery county detectives have released this composite sketch. is t
news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
with that story from the united states marine corps wall memorial. >> sites allow us to share with the world our pride and our gratitude. >> i joined the marine corps in 1949 when i was 18 years old. >> on the day we salute veterans. >> it's a day to remember service and sacrifice. >> we are reminded that so many of the stories that shaped our nation begin and end at the monuments honoring those who heard the call. >> i was in vietnam. >> for veterans like marine pete dela santos. >> in korea. >> these icons in bronze, granite and stone forge and define countless families including his. >> out of five brothers, three of us were marines. one was air force, one was army. >> the men who gave their lives or part of themselves for us allowed a country to progress at a remarkable rate. so as i per used facebook on veterans day i was touched by all the images of veterans posted by friends, relatives coworkers and people i only know by computer screen. they posted pictures of their husbands, and their fathers including mine. there was so many sawyer who repa
will look at the states they will visit. it is monday november 5. glad you are starting with us. >> let's get a look at the forecast. good morning. >> ood morning. the cool weather over the weekend is going over into the workweek. we have the cool trend will continue for the better part of the week but there are improvements in the seven-day forecast. we have a cloudy start but a little more sunshine can be expected by this afternoon and we are watching a coastal storm expecting to develop for the middle of the week. it is looking more like a ran make are than a snow maker. 33 in the district. 40 in the suburbs. freeze warnings in effect for western and northern parts of the viewing area. you don't have much time to get any sensitive plans back indoors. in the 40's today with increasing sun. we have more about the seven-day forecast but now let's check the traffic. >> good morning. it is from the traffic center. no major drama or problems in virginia, district or maryland. but there is some road work maryland beltway outer loop leaving college park and silver sprin
nor'easter scenario. and nothing like hurricane sandy. i have used all my time. left a jump to the map for a just a second. -- let's just jump to the mat for just a second. 40's now. 43 in germantown. 51 in the city right now. the winds have been gusty. the skies are clearing. as a result, it has been quite cold overnight. clear and cold. 30 to 39. your complete out look, election day weather, and the forecast for next wednesday, coming up. >> speaking of the election, four days to go. the candidates have a packed schedule for the next four days with stops in the battleground states, including of course regina. they spend their time in the biggest -- of course virginia. they spent their time in the biggest battleground of all. >> these are the craziest campaign schedules you will see this cycle. they have to take advantage of every hour. as they crisscrossed the country, on this, the final friday. >> there is a science to this last-minute stumping. four men, four states. a chance of four more days instead of four more years, mitt romney has put the badger state in play. >> thanks to an
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another sty. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and givin
're glad you are starting your day with us. >> some local schools will be closed today because of hurricane sandy. any other closings we will pass along the. >> what you are seeing now is what you will get four days a head. the cool chalky pattern keeping us cloudy. let's look at the radar picture. we are all stuck in they cloudiness from the great lakes to the northeast, it is generally overcast. we will bit breaks at times. they think we have a lesser chance of getting one of those showers. 46 degrees at a reagan national. 40 degrees at dulles. slowly but steadily the temperatures will rise. 52 degrees by noon. 56 degrees and partly sunny and at 5:00. we will talk about when we will see a little bit of a warm up. but said over to traffic. >> overnight construction crews were able to get out and get to work. outer loop near route 7. 395, let's take a look at the camera. in the southbound direction of duke street at this early hour, there is not much of a delay. you cannot see it and this camera shot. there is where we have activity to the far right. we also have activity on interstate 95 a
in t the reason we are here have work to do. >> use all president bill clinton in pennsylvania. mitt romney has campaigned their and you seet t clinton there today. no stateher sign that taken for granted when the race is this close. >> let's switch to the romney campaign. just arrivedr has manchester, new hampshire the latest on the final hours of campaigning for the republican nominee. >> mitt romney is headed here to for a late-night rally with kid rocke. every vote counts and a race this close. the latest polls decided this divided. thousands of supporters lined up at george mason university excited northern -- the last 48 hours of the campaign. mitt romney wants to turn this .wing state back to read told these virginia voters difference.ake the he gave one of the final of his presidential campaign. door to a broader future there. waiting for us. i need your vote, i need your work. .alk with me tomorrow is a new beginning. >> he stard the morning in to lynchburgent on in fairfax. he decided to add an airport in new hampshire tonight. the final rally is now scheduled for pittsburg
-- heading away from us. on the outer loop, construction over the northwest branch between 193 in new hampshire avenue. at this early hour, light volume and not much of it delayed. a little bit and even payment to their back to you. -- a little bit of uneven pavement there. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney spent the last full day of campaigning in a number of states pushing for votes. our team coverage begins with scott thuman in chicago with the obama camp. >> late last night the president arrived back here in chicago. earlier, he was where it all began -- the morning, iowa. -- des moines iowa. a toss up states that has only six electoral votes up for grabs. he was introduced by bruce springsteen. he has been for the past few days relying on star power to rally these crowds. bruce springsteen was with him yesterday. jay - z was with him. president clinton in pennsylvania on monday showing how tough it is there as well now that mitt romney has put up quite a fight in pennsylvania. yesterday we stopped by field office in chicago. the biggest one for illinois. 125 volunte
will be back on some time tonight. >> moref the damage in the northeastern u.s.. many communities are still waiting for the flood waters to go down. people in new york city are heading back to work. there are long lines waiting for buses because of the crippled transportation system. we have more on that from the satellite center. >> one estimate has damage from the super star running as high as $50 billion. that could make sandy the second costliest storm. there are some areas waiting for help to arrive. three days later, the death toll continues to decline. the national guard rules and to an area where 20,000 are standard. >> we do not have that much food. >> further south natural gas leaks from destroyed homes. crews have not been able to get here to turn off the gas. >> we never really expected this to be this bad. >> we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. we mourn the loss of so many people. our hearts go out to those who have lost their loved ones. >> parts of new york city remained paralyzed. lines for buses seemed unending. traffic is worse as police and forced three
. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> reporter: right. >> much less a
.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, because it would strain the city's resources. >> this morning, workers from dominion and the american red f the state tout o areas devastated by sandy. >> team coverage continues with gonzalez at national power crews are heading out. >> it has been a very long weeks crew members of the dominion virginia power utility co
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moon scape. teams of rescuers patrolling streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there, where after four days, the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house, where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks her
finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and breathe the hard work of change, i want to thank you. >> reporter: less than an hour before, the presid
are investigating circumstances incident.g the >> thank you. is blamed for at deaths in the u.s. his death is the third in maryland. sandy is responsible for two in virginia. thedy was killed in district. in theher big element aftermath -- the big cleanup in virginia and maryland. pepco says power has been restored to all of its , and dominion reports 6000 outages. -- the fear isd flood.her along the potomac in northwest. >> we passed high tide just r ago.an hou was high, no doubt that, b it is not area nearn this h is good news.c for the route, you see tons of debris has been going by us. with other things related to sandy as well. scenet, it was a surreal alexandria as strieker -- trick or treaters past fallen trees. got power back. it is monday afternoon. was it like to get it back? >> it was great. >> but many homes were still dark. the falls are still up tonight, flooding is a little lingering fears of more. we drove the length of rock parkway and beach drive, the creek is tie whole stretch is open. back in alexandria, workers were back after taking to higher ground before .esterday's
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
people are telling us there is no or else they would rather be even if they had to wait two hours to vote. >> with as much passion, people should be out here to vote. >> it took only a few minutes to vote once inside school gymnasium. d.c. only gets three electoral votes, residents tell us the issues mean just as much to them as anyone else. >> health care, medicare medicaid, those types of issues that election officials say problems have been few and far between. as long as everyone remains patient, everyone will get to cast their ballots by the time the polls close at 8:00 tonight >> more people who come out and vote the matter which way you vote will result of the best choice for the country overall. >> abc 7 is on your sidetracking any problems at the polls. if you see any problems, you can look at our website wjla.com and there you can tell us if you see a problem. the and also use twitter or send us an e-mail. >> you can count on abc 7 for the most up-to-date coverage of the votes. we have teams with president obama and mitt romney's campaign and they will stay with them until the w
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the extended map. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference in 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. to get people out to vote. 28% of the so-called new voters they've registered, 1.8 million americans, they've cast their ballots. >
taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money need to contribute a little bit more. >> one of the big issues we are hearing, and a new congressional budget office report issued yesterday, it says if congress fails to act that the economy could shrink by about half of a percent. unemployment could go back up to 9%. the president expected to speak at 1:05 this afternoon. >> thank you so much. taxi rides could be more expensive on inauguration day. there are considering a surcharge for extra passengers. it will be allowed a $1 fee for each additional passenger after the first one. this will be the first time they will be allowed to charge an added fee during an inauguration. >> police are searching for five men behind a shooting in southeast. a man was shot at around 11:00 in the 3100 block of blend of the step terrace. we do not know his condition or what led up to-that to- bueno vista terarance. >> a passenger on flight 662 from denver would not follow instructions for lan
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
waiting to see if they have a home to go back to. >>> well, no doubt it is the very last thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potential coastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical no
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
police were forced to) station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. mother nature hates us. >> the snowfall forced people in new jersey to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island with was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> another disaster we do not need at this time. everybody is devastated. it did not know if they are coming or going. >> the storm is now in new england, boston could get as much as four inches of snow. >> thank you very much. that same nor'easter impact of the soccer game last night. the mls semifinals in new jersey. snow caused the match up to be postponed until tonight. this comes after game 1 between these teams have to be moved because of hurricane sandy's and-on the area. >> two people taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. this happened around 9:00 a.m. fire crews they run your did additional people on the scene and ended up only taking two to the hospital. we are getting word they are in stable condition. >> adam caskey here with a book our firs
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff a
change your decision. log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with abc news on air and online, throughout the day. maybe we can sing when we vote. >> i doubt it. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will been our times square election headquarters and our entire political team, does not in cloud me or paula will be out in force. as the the returns comen we will bring you the very, very latest. >> we'll be bringing them donuts and coffee. here is a look now at your election day weather, everybody. stormy in savannah, charleston, raleigh. this afternoon the storm moves up the coast, this evening, bringing rain and wind to the northeast. all eyes on the nor'easter. showers a possibility in chicago, st. louis and minneapolis. >> coldest air of the season pours into new england, boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making head way with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire t
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. but hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> we had to throw food out of the refrigerator. >> it was another night of darkness and cold fro s.i. thousands still without power many homeless. -- for -- another night of dark clouds and cold for thousands of people still without power. antelope boys were torn from their mothers' arms when the storm hit s.i. - -and two boys were torn from their mother from dead. pindar's it, door-to-door rest used by emergency crews and the national guard continue while natural gas fires burned in mantiloking where homes were destroyed. new york city will try to return to normal this weekend. the mayor says the marathon will go on, but some people say that it should not because of the strained and already limited city resources. >> a lot of the damage is in staten island, where the race begins. >> under the workers with dominion virginia power and the american red cross are packing up and are prepared to head out of state. they will provide relief in some areas hit
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who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> late friday, cia director david petraeus forced to resign after the fbi discovered his affair with pa
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